Alabama Field Reports: Wet Conditions Slow Planting

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 21, 2019.

County Comments

Dan Porch, Blount County
The week began and finished wet. Cool season forages growing well as temperatures remained in the 40-70 range during the week. Summer forages started too emerged. Producers need warmer soil temperatures to start planting row crops.

Jeffrey Smith, Elmore County
Cool nights and rain delayed fieldwork and cotton planting this week. Corn planting complete, with some replanting in low areas possible. Pastures in good shape.

Willie Durr, Houston County
Row crop farmers were ready to start planting peanuts and cotton. Most of this year’s corn crop has emerged.

Belinda Woods, Cullman County
Spring planting of corn was seen throughout the county early in the week. Rain hampered planting as the county received over an inch of rain. Most pastures were green and have been sprayed for weeds. Most Bermuda hay fields were still dormant but should green up this week.

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Alabama, there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 21, 2019. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.05 inches of rain up to 4.97 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the low 60s to the low 80s. Average low temperatures ranged from the low 40s to the mid 50s.

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